Water Quality Coalition
EDUCATION ACTIVITIES FOR 2020
All education activities this year are virtual. Click on the links (or buttons) below to direct you to online events that may be live or recorded. Not all of the events are hosted by the Dixon/Solano RCD Water Quality Coalition. They are from many different affiliates around the local area. Note: Some links will take you away from our Irrigated Lands website.
Members are required to keep track of the education events that they "attend." For your convenience, here is a Member Education Log you can download or print to document the education activities you have attended.
Alternatively, you can print flyers or print screens of the events for your records or create your own Excel spreadsheet.
Annual All-Member Meeting
Note: This a recorded video of the All-Members Meeting from November 5, 2020, The first 6 minutes has some feedback noise but that is resolved for the reminder of the approximately 50 minute video. Watching this video counts for annual education in the DSWQC. No quiz will be required this year.
ILRP & SVWQC Overview
Watch this video* of an overview about the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program (ILRP) and the Sacramento Valley Water Quality Coalition (SVWQC).
Dixon/Solano RCD WQC is one of 13 sub-watersheds that make up the SVWQC.
Click the button below!
*Much thanks to Chelsie Bryden, Program Coordinator for SVWQC for creating this awesome and informative video.
What: A four-part series on California soil
When: March 24th, April 21st, May 19th and June 16th
Each day from 11:00am-12:30pm
So bring your lunch and learn about California soil
Where: Virtual Zoom Webinar
Colusa RCD & UCANR Presents:
WINTER COVER CROPPING
Coming soon: A recorded video of this live webinar. A link to the video will be provided as soon as it is made available.
Managing Goatgrass on Annual Rangeland: A presentation by Scott Oneto of UC Cooperative Extension
An online program to map weeds, presented by Cynthia Powell
(Starts at 24:00)
YCRCD Sponsored these webinar presentations.
The video is 1 hour and 33 minutes.
CDFA-California Department of Food and Agriculture
For CEUs - continuing education units - for growers who have completed the INMP self-certification program and want to maintain their certification, click on the button below to visit the CDFA website to find a course.
All of the courses on their website qualify and meet the education requirement for the Irrigated Lands Program, as well.
Their courses are open to anyone. You do not have to be INMP self-certified to take one of the courses. The post-quiz is only required if you want CEUs.
Some of the topics for the self-study courses and live webinars* are:
Crop ET Tutorials
*Registration may be required for the live webinars
(CURES was the previous administrator of this program.)
Take a virtual visit to the Wild Oak Vineyard Demonstration Site in Suisun Valley, CA and learn about their cover crops, hedgerow, and riparian habitat projects. Take a quick course in “Soil Microbiology 101:” what is soil health and why is it important? Find out about UC Davis research regarding cover crops and carbon storage in subsurface soils. And discover how Healthy Soils Best Management Practices can help meet pollinator habitat requirements from the Xerces Society.
Beautiful Hedgerow designed and planted by Solano RCD
Brought to you by our partners at Solano RCD:
Building Healthy Soils
Creating Wildlife Habitat on Your Farm
CURES - Best Management Practices (BMP) Videos
Interference Perimeter Spraying
Orchard Spray Drift
Irrigation Tailwater Return
Note: The first 10 minutes of the presentation are not recorded due to technical difficulties.
SOIL HEALTH CONNECTION
University of California Cooperative Extension and the Colusa County Resource Conservation District announce the launch of the Soil Health Connection, an informative outreach YouTube channel. The channel hosts virtual discussions and interviews with leading soil science researchers and farmers with the intention of shedding light on the importance of soil health in California’s agricultural systems.
HOSTED BY: Liz Harper, Colusa County RCD executive director and Sarah Light, UCCE agronomy advisor